Your Impact in 2021

Thanks to your generous support, we reached millions of women and girls with lifesaving care in 2021. You can hear directly from the women and girls you supported and learn more about the impact of your gift in our 2021 Annual Report. Last year, you helped: • Prevent…

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Out in Your Community: A New Way to Support Women and Girls  

It can be dizzying to keep up with all that is going on in the world: from the news coming out of Ukraine; to developments in other humanitarian emergencies like those in Yemen, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; to the potential upheaval of reproductive health…

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Menstruate With Dignity, No Matter What 

Every month, about one-quarter of the world’s population has a period. For many menstruating people, this is a normal and healthy part of life. But for others, menstruation can be a source of discomfort, stress, and isolation. In some communities, periods are seen as unclean, impure, or cursed. As a…

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From California to Ukraine: Empowering Women and Girls

Girls’ Power Association (GPA) of Santa Monica College has partnered with Friends of UNFPA to deliver lifesaving sexual and reproductive care to women and girls in Ukraine.  GPA is a club that pursues women’s freedom, fairness, and rights and works to eliminate discrimination and sexual harassment in school…

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Safe and Sound in Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees 

Every soon-to-be mom wants her birth to be smooth and for her and the baby to be healthy. But for women whose lives have been thrown into disarray by a refugee crisis, the questions become more fundamental. Where will I be when I go into labor? How long…

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Free maternal health services are a lifeline to expectant mothers in Yemen

On her way to the health center to give birth, Hailah almost fell off the back of a borrowed motorbike – twice. An oil shortage has led to high transportation costs. Her husband, Hamid, works in Saudi Arabia, but only makes a small income. That is how Hailah…

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Women and Girls at Risk in Ukraine Emergency

Women and girls in Ukraine need peace. Over 14 million people have fled their homes–half to neighbouring countries like Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. 265,000 Ukrainian women are pregnant and 80,000 could give birth at any moment. These women need access to lifesaving prenatal and safe delivery…

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Another Year of War: Stories from the Syrian Diaspora

Syria has entered its 11th year of war. Over 13 million Syrians have had to leave their homes—and about half have left their country for Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Displacement and migration threaten women and girls’ access to essential reproductive health services, like prenatal and safe…

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Women and youth take climate action in Malawi

NKHATA BAY, Malawi Had village elders not intervened in stopping her parents from marrying her off at 13, Catherine would have become another statistic. Malawi has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world at 42 percent. And, 9 percent of girls become child brides before…

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Las niñas y adolescentes merecen tener un futuro seguro y brillante.

El 95 por ciento de los embarazos adolescentes se producen en niñas y adolescentes que están fuera del sistema educativo. Conoce más sobre las iniciativas del Gobierno de El Salvador aquí. El Salvador, a través de varios programas de educación, está trabajando para aumentar la cobertura escolar especialmente…

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